SANEF Call for Entries: Inviting Applications for Nat Nakasa Awards 2017

Deadline: 28 May 2017

The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa are now seeking nominations for its “Nat Nakasa Awards 2017” for Media Integrity.

Today, the written word has a platform without restriction and to celebrate media integrity in South Africa, the Nat Nakasa Award is awarded on an annual basis by the SA National Editors’ Forum and the Nieman Society.

Nat Nakasa was a prominent journalist and writer who died in exile. This annual award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner, who has:

  • Shown integrity and reported fearlessly
  • Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa
  • Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite insurmountable obstacles
  • Resisted any censorship
  • Shown courage in making information available to the SA public
  • Any combination of the above.


The winner will receive R20 000 in prize money and a certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Award is open to all journalists irrespective of whether they serve a community / national newspaper, magazine or an electronic medium (including online publishers).
  • Previous winners of this Award are, however, not eligible for entry.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email or by postal mail at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit SANEF Call for Entries.

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